The State Government will contribute $400,000 towards new clubrooms at Rushton Park, Mandurah for the Peel Thunder Football Club and other Mandurah sporting bodies.
The funding, announced by Sport and Recreation Minister Bob Kucera before today’s WAFL match between Thunder and West Perth (Saturday, April 9), will be matched by the City of Mandurah, with the Mandurah Football and Sporting Club contributing the balance.
The facilities will include change rooms, medical and media facilities, sports lecture theatre, social amenities and some spectator facilities.
Mr Kucera said the new facilities would ensure Peel Thunder, the most recent addition to the WAFL competition, had club facilities equal to the other eight clubs and in keeping with the status of Western Australia’s premier domestic football competition.
The Minister said the clubrooms would not only benefit Peel Thunder but were designed to suit the multi-purpose use of the ground and would be used by other local sports.
“The State Government sees this as an investment in the people of Mandurah and the Peel region,” he said.
“We welcome the partnership with sporting groups and the local community to ensure we are providing facilities that meet the needs of this fast-growing region.
“The Gallop Government is improving the quality of services to all Western Australians wherever they live.”
Mandurah MLA David Templeman said the Peel region was growing at an annual rate of just under eight per cent, which made it among the fastest growing regions in Australia, so it was important that sporting infrastructure was provided to cater for the growing demand.
“There is no doubt that sport plays a most valuable role in Peel, both socially and from a health perspective and there are 11 new junior football teams introduced this year,” Mr Templeman said.
“On this basis Peel Thunder, along with other sporting clubs and associations here, deserve the best possible facilities. I am pleased the State Government is able to partner the City of Mandurah in providing funding assistance for this project.
“It is also indicative of the level of commitment to football and sport in general shown by the Mandurah Football and Sporting Club and its members and corporate supporters.
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